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as much what is san francisco doing to modify tarnished a low carbon future like new york and other cities have seen >> first of all, mayor newsom when he made some announcements i was through and said okay. i'll do it and get it done. i was the led of his whole electric - we created the whole region for things that have to get regional so the electric vehicle nafblths my car is a chevy volt. i hardly ever get past the 40 miles so electric vehicles - >> they run on electricity.
>> exactly. but we're building the infrastructure to welcome m that in we worked region alley to do so and that will be a my priority and the gofrnl came down to nouns another - he wanted to go from moon beam to sunbeam (laughter) >> and at the same time creating businesses small businesses that support that that whole infrastructure i want to explore my wind and certainly solar power is a huge conversation in san francisco. we are working hard to establish larger prints where we can compliment our green energy prostitution in the city and then we still are commented to
reducing the energy use in the city. no now a building particularly no new office building is anything less than a gold lead. we're proud of everyone one of the 19 downtown office be buildings that you see those cranes up and around the transit center they're all going to be at at least lee gold they're going to be very efficient >> (clapping) >> there's some interesting plans out at hunters point like raising the sea rise and there is some kind of waste collecting and tell us about a future that's very uncertain about climate. >> we're blessed because it's
right on the waterfront that's a wonderful asset and selling homes and property there. but you're absolutely right we have to pay extreme attention to climate change. and exempting developments and the treasure island need end goals and they're probably two of the largest projects in the country so we're troud proud to obtain those designations but we've got to raise the sites as you said. above the elevation before we begin to build the buildings. their set back sufficiently so we have the opportunity to do what we call adaptive flood matthew management colonel. we have the ability to build and
break up the water. we have landscape equipment to help manage the rising levels of the soil. and candidly we expect to spend a great deal of money so we pay pay attention to that. by the believe climate change it real so in addition to that as i mentioned the auto matted waste production is prosecute pretty cool. you find it in more compass like situations but it reduce the amount of space that the garbage trucks run through the city's and a picking up garbage, you know, and everything has to move their cars on one side or the other and the noise. so we've created a system where
people will deposit their garbage several feet away from the building into those shoots i think it's even 10 minutes it will shoot through a waste system so the garbage trucks go to that location only public utilities there are only about two or three in a development to minimize the number of trucks running through. and we're going doing this witness's waste companies. so we think we're pretty innovative. we're working with some of the technology companies in town to create a smallest community as we call it so the fiber comes not only to the down the road it's tied in by copper bylaw but goes to the home so people if they which i say to work and live in their home they'll have the speed in their home to do
the kind of work we expect people in san francisco to do. >> bruce i want to get your response and your - you write something about cars and driver's license and i want to get to that. >> but i want to build on what the mayor said. climate is important it's also an economic comparatively active. we've mapped the jobs it's 2.7 million jobs it's varied >> today or the future. >> yes. today. thank you more innovation fuel and export during which than the economy as a whole. this is the van ignore of the industrial reluctance we want to be at the head of it.
we talk about portland. portland actually doubled exports in - >> in san francisco we don't think of that (laughter). >> i'm sure how san francisco would respond to that we're weirder but portland is betting on a because they were so smart at the metropolitan scale a tear down the freeway in the 70s they've attracted a lot of firms t 3 sell services. their brand is we build green cities. they're saying to the latin medical examiner cities you can break out and we can help you plan and supply those products. we innovative in the economy while export those services and
products good jobs and a very different model. you know, i think we need to get beyond labels. the most of come out of washington, d.c. they're mostly ideological about what the economy is. we're mapped it, it's productive and cities will get about the business of developing fuels >> i want to follow up on cars you note in 1983 half of the americans have driver's license and only 29 percent today perhaps more cities with fewer cars and more people. 24 cultural change and highway we get around >> well, there's some big demographic challenges and changes we see it with the
rebirth of our cities not only as amenities but as a van guard you know april rent has written a lot about the collaborative consumption. we are seeing people treat some of those products in the past >> can now share like zip car and we see it with any different sectors so something has been unleashed and frankly in the last 5 or 10 years in the united states by technical innovation but by the ma minimums are sending signals to the market. we don't want to work thirty
miles away depending upon on a car depending upon on all that brings with is in terms of the costs. we want optioned and choices how we live our lives and where we work. this is profound and it's only been underway for a relatively short period of time and cities like san francisco that can get ahead of this can you ever are going to pen about >> we're not going to have too many choices unless we create a mode of transportations. you want to sit in a car four hours getting down to santa calory for the new stadium to open (laughter) or mayor lee will probably get on the bay area bike sharing program hope that cal train and
get down to san calory that brings you to the door of levy stadium. don't talk about we lost the sting this is what we do to support our 9ers but that's why i was a big supporter of muni. ed is in the audience. it's going to challenge us but i want the generation of kids to understand and enjoy riding the muni. my kids said dad you don't need to drive me i'm going to take muni. we need more and more reinvesting and investing in our transportation san now this cultivation is for the whole bay area as we talk about electric first degree the area.
i need it i don't have any more room to expand for airports and we're losing out on international flights and the only way i can get for room at the airport is if i get the commute removed for 1/3rd of our flights so we can have china and open up to the rest of african >> if you're joining us we're talking about climate and we have guests ed lee and others. bruce cats you write it cities are the economic engines they can fix our broken politics i
haven't heard how they can fix our broken politics >> the federal government is government, states are governments and cities are renetwork of elected offense like the mayors and the county but union and university all of those different sectors of our city are different portion and they can do amazing things but cities are co- governed i'd like to call a caucus. they put collaboration over conflict and it's the opposite of how washington operates. i think what can unhappy happen in the united states so all they do is quash the energy the positive patriarch energy in the country if we can see
metropolitan and metropolitan area and finally their game changers and becoming for conceive and sustainable over time that patriarch will infect states and the national government. because at the end of the day we still have a representative of democracy they represent united states and we want you to act in the service of those transform active innovation. it's not going to happen tomorrow, in fact, tomorrow they may shut down the government (laughter) but it will happen over time. america is the most resistant society and the most innovative economy so folks we will get our act together but this time around it will come from the
communities that are the engines of our economy and now the van guard of policy innovation >> some people might question things like 97 percent of the anybody's of the nra want a background check let's go to our audience. first of all, if i want to join us the line will start with jane if you on this side go to those doors and we'll include as many as we possibly can. we'll invite you to with one question and i'll keep you on point. we include as many as we think. >> hi i'm peter i like the word collaboration but i see it
failing especially with mayor lee talking about the youth summer job program highway he was able to collaborate the money i'm intrigued with what were the downsides what positive 0 things can you mention all 3 of i can mention in collaboration is there any technology that can a help. >> mayor lee. >> well, this has been two years in the making. as i said we wanted to take jobs seriously for everyone. i've felt a strong passion for our youth they're going to take our jobs not future i want them to be prepared. we set up high goals 6 thousand and we did a huge room of outlining all our technology
companies and we asked them to take a minute and remember how you got argue first job and find out who helped you get the job. they all realized they've got to start helping our kids to get i wouldn't be so junior that he had a one hundred and 15 companies set up and established 2 thousand jobs and all in all over 34 thousand jobs all good paying jobs but we also had nonprofits do the training. some of those kids will look down at the their shoes and that's the interview. we had to teach them how to do a resume and then he practice interviewing with them. i even had to enter into a tie
contest with those kids but they were able to present themselves from hey, i need to job to my name is sony work hard how can i help our company be successful and now there's 2 hundred and plus jobs >> how did you do in the contest. >> i lost (laughter). >> yes welcome to climate one. >> i've devoted my life to making san francisco a model place for kids but the fed's are leaving and that means they've left a huge gap of money and so we not only need to do the kind of wonderful things but we need money in our cities to make sure we have the kids to take those wonderful jobs and so i hate to us the word taxes by how can we
crate of the revenue that the fed's have left us to do. we're in poverty and we need our cities to step up >> thank you, mayor lee. >> (laughter) . well, that first of all, we have is a pretty r06b9 budget and we do - by the way, i think in order to depreciate the kind of revenue we first of all, begin with the basics we have to have a strong business approach to our budget so creating that san francisco in the industry was small business owner something i spent a lot of time. i tackled pension reform and created a trust fund so start paying for the mandatory that would hurt us dead on arrival
down the road. so we contact talk about stuff until we've built an san francisco. today we've done all the things that insurance companies and other fails i failures of other cities across the country didn't pay attention to all those mandates we put them into the mix and now we do 2 year budgeting and we've got 4 reserve accounts for the city. now that we've done that companies can come in and say i'll pay for that i mean, why what the warriors come in and spend $120 million to fix up a dilapidated pier because they've got confidence we are doing the right things with the economic
structure and that is what invites innovation to occur. i can't innovative if your your best estimate is over we don't have enough of this and that. you've got to build a base and that's why more companies want to come in and employees want to live here and build a tax base >> briefly we will go to another question you think there recent detroit's of the future and san francisco is going to be in a better position. >> first of all, we need to a understand the federal government doesn't certainly things but not everything. there's a lot of a methodology this is an all power government but it's they invest in basic
science and they investment 90 in our security. there's a whole bunch of things be like infrastructure and skills where the city's and the metropolitan areas and the states today before we even see he skis down are really carrying the lions share of the investment so the federal government needs to doless better. i think the challenge we're going to have and this is really your question greg is we're going to have spatialal uneven growth because this is a powerful and prosperous economy you've made the hard bargain positions in the city you've south yourself up to grow even, you know, more and better jobs and bring in the youth that
you're describing. now can detroit do that. i think that michigan is seeing on enormous rebound and the question for them is now how to gave me a city 1 hundred and 38 square miles in detroit how to engage the city of detroit in that rebound. but look it is what it is okay. we can try to wish a different kind of national government on the next year or 3 years of 10 years it's not going to happen. in the going to happen. cities and metropolitan areas working across sectors and jurisdictions getting their act together and make the hard choices >> welcome to climate one.
>> thank you very much for an excellent panel. i worked in the space called the sharing economy. i want to pick up on something when we look at shared resources it's not just transportation it's he stind into every sector for services for children and the list goes on. and when we think about sharing assets as opposed to ownership them it's really good for that community building. and mayor lee you were one of the 15 mayors to sign the sharing resolution declaring our support. i'd like to hear our violation. but really around collaboration what does this mean for the government and vavns mechanisms
and so forth >> gosh i could talk about the sharing but are other areas like mission bay and the pharmaceutical lavishes like fiber and bayer we did a lot in the infrastructure to visit them in but their you roifls the federal research dollars are a drying up so their innovating. they start thinking sharing we when you going down there today you see those expensive labors that are being shared by two or three pharmaceutical companies that wouldn't talk to each other years ago but they are saving money to bring the drugs faster to the market and saving each other invaluable time. that's why i get so excited you
get this attitude you've got people and assets and people sharing space. it will be very reflectiony for us it can happen in europe areas like roads and a bicyclists have to share. we have to teach people not to drive alone in they have to do that. there's a lot that more to say about this but it begins with an attitude how to apply it to willingly everything we could do we utsdz to do it in isolation and the other point you bring a lot more people into the economy and they participate and be just as successful >> so does that mean that san
francisco, california a share an arrest warrant republican. >> that's my next question. >> i'm still from vallejo i'm returning to the city council. >> when the navy left the city went into bankruptcy and but in this region where there's so much weight in san francisco how do we compete how do we develop in our area to make our community strong and create good jobs in our area? >> who would like to field that? >> bruce. >> i think this raises an essential question not just for
the bay area but there are a lot of of the community being left behind it's improving access and the skills for the resident. we have to talk more broadly about an economic trarpths. if we're truly going to have a shift in our advance destroy and a growth a portion of that really can be located in those places because they have tremors accessing access to infrastructure treasure they're sitting in prosperous regions in the country. so i think, you know, if you took a 10 thousand foot view of this metro lose we began to think about how do we incidentally transform active
industries being located in those areas that are hard-pressed today given those disruptive change i - my sense this requires some regional collaboration and region imagination, you know, i'm beginning to think that regions need not one but sort of a nucleus of chief strategy offices in companies. we should be thinking about your global position of advanced steam and so forth but begin the location of some of those areas that used to be industrial areas going back many, many years but now can you repurchased.
i'm glad you brought this up because the past doesn't need to be mroengd >> i agree the point i made earlier there so many assets but i found over the years there's not enough time spent among the various cities talking abouts regional assets. now we're not saying there are not enough regional agencies but there are and their full of brilliant people but not enough authority but trying to collaborate what those cities iowa they wish to do but perhaps there's a challenge for the region is to really think about how we can